The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 38 25 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 26.76% 16.89% 23.53%
As % of the Vendors category 36.54% 45.45% 48.60%
Number of salaries quoted 32 25 44
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +37.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £62,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Colchester region.

Vendors Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
104 55 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 73.24% 37.16% 48.42%
Number of salaries quoted 97 53 80
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Colchester region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Colchester

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Colchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Colchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Colchester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 36 (50.70%) SQL Server
2 29 (40.85%) C#
3 26 (36.62%) SQL
3 26 (36.62%) Windows
4 24 (33.80%) .NET
5 17 (23.94%) MS Excel
6 16 (22.54%) Web Services
6 16 (22.54%) WPF
7 15 (21.13%) Visual Studio
8 14 (19.72%) VB.NET
8 14 (19.72%) MS Office
8 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (19.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (18.31%) Android
9 13 (18.31%) Active Directory
10 12 (16.90%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (16.90%) Apple iOS
11 11 (15.49%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (15.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (15.49%) Silverlight
12 10 (14.08%) WCF
12 10 (14.08%) Windows 7
12 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (14.08%) Java
13 9 (12.68%) WinForms
13 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET
13 9 (12.68%) Degree
13 9 (12.68%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (11.27%) VMware
15 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.45%) IIS
2 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.41%) Lync
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (23.94%) MS Excel
2 14 (19.72%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Sage 200
1 3 (4.23%) Magento
1 3 (4.23%) assyst
2 2 (2.82%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.41%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) SAN
2 4 (5.63%) Internet
3 3 (4.23%) DNS
3 3 (4.23%) DHCP
3 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.82%) Firewall
5 1 (1.41%) VPN
5 1 (1.41%) LAN
5 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (50.70%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (15.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (15.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.23%) EDRMS
4 3 (4.23%) DTS
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Visual Studio
2 14 (19.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.23%) TeamCity
3 3 (4.23%) Subversion
4 2 (2.82%) ReSharper
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (4.23%) Finance
1 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.82%) Marketing
2 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (50.70%) Developer
2 16 (22.54%) .NET Developer
3 15 (21.13%) Analyst
4 10 (14.08%) Software Developer
4 10 (14.08%) C# Developer
5 7 (9.86%) Team Leader
5 7 (9.86%) Support Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (4.23%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (4.23%) VB.NET Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.80%) .NET
2 16 (22.54%) Web Services
2 16 (22.54%) WPF
3 11 (15.49%) Silverlight
4 10 (14.08%) WCF
5 9 (12.68%) WinForms
5 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.63%) WSE
7 3 (4.23%) OpenGL
7 3 (4.23%) DirectX
7 3 (4.23%) HTML
7 3 (4.23%) XML
7 3 (4.23%) OpenCL
7 3 (4.23%) JRules
8 2 (2.82%) JSON
8 2 (2.82%) RESTful
9 1 (1.41%) Middleware
9 1 (1.41%) CSS
9 1 (1.41%) J2ME
9 1 (1.41%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.23%) Kindle
2 3 (4.23%) CUDA
3 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.41%) Physics
4 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (36.62%) Windows
2 13 (18.31%) Android
3 12 (16.90%) Apple iOS
4 10 (14.08%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.45%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.63%) Linux
6 4 (5.63%) UNIX
7 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.68%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
4 6 (8.45%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (8.45%) ITIL
5 5 (7.04%) Android Development
5 5 (7.04%) Performance Management
6 4 (5.63%) Data Migration
6 4 (5.63%) iOS Development
6 4 (5.63%) Migration
6 4 (5.63%) Service Management
7 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.23%) DevOps
7 3 (4.23%) Multithreading
7 3 (4.23%) Change Control
7 3 (4.23%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.23%) Image Processing
8 2 (2.82%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (40.85%) C#
2 26 (36.62%) SQL
3 14 (19.72%) VB.NET
4 10 (14.08%) Java
5 4 (5.63%) C++
6 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.23%) PHP
6 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.23%) VBScript
7 1 (1.41%) XAML
7 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (1.41%) C
7 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (12.68%) Degree
3 5 (7.04%) MCSE
4 4 (5.63%) MCP
4 4 (5.63%) Sun Certification
5 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.23%) MCSA
6 1 (1.41%) CCA
6 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.41%) CCEA
6 1 (1.41%) MCAD
6 1 (1.41%) MCSD
6 1 (1.41%) MCITP
6 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (18.31%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.82%) XenApp
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.41%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.41%) vSphere
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Puppet
2 5 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.23%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.23%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.82%) SCCM
5 1 (1.41%) SCOM
5 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) VMware
2 6 (8.45%) DevExpress
3 5 (7.04%) JBoss
3 5 (7.04%) LANDesk
4 4 (5.63%) Citrix
5 3 (4.23%) Cisco
5 3 (4.23%) Sophos
5 3 (4.23%) webMethods
5 3 (4.23%) Symantec
5 3 (4.23%) Sage
5 3 (4.23%) Veritas
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle
6 2 (2.82%) Pegasus
7 1 (1.41%) Apple
7 1 (1.41%) Remedy
7 1 (1.41%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds
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